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Somerset civils firms start Hinkley work

Hinkley Point C site prep 2014

The joint venture that makes up the Somerset Infrastructure Alliance has started work at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

The Alliance comprises Skanska’s Taunton office, Bridgewater civils firm RK Bell and Forest Traffic Services.

It is responsible for coordination of all works outside of the main construction areas. The scope of works includes site road, carriageway and footway maintenance, landscaping, signage and fencing. It will also undertake some site cleansing, traffic management, winter maintenance and minor civils works.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to move into the new nuclear build sector in a collaborative way, sharing skills and knowledge along the journey,” said RK Bell Group managing director Nick Bell.

“It has given us an opportunity to continually raise the bar across the business whilst enabling us to invest in higher levels of training and apprentice schemes. Choosing the right partners, who can work well together to deliver on the client’s requirements has been a clear priority.”

Skanska operations director Simon White added: “We are proud to be contributing to this project. The unique alliance arrangement, that has been created with our local partners, is aimed at delivering the project in a highly collaborative way whilst building a local legacy of skills and employment.”

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